Tag Archives: Diplomatic Affairs

South China Sea in 2015: Fears of war

Is war over the festering South China Sea (SCS) maritime dispute between China and the Southeast Asian claimants of Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam inevitable in 2015? China’s rising assertiveness, the firmness of claimants like the Philippines and Vietnam and the big powers’ interest in the region, have led to fears that tensions […]

Japan delegation leaves for Beijing to mend ties with China

TOKYO – A delegation of senior Japanese lawmakers left for Beijing Sunday on a mission to mend ties between the two neighbours amid a territorial dispute, which has prevented a leaders’ summit The bipartisan delegation, led by Masahiko Komura, former foreign minister and vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, departed from Tokyo’s Haneda […]